yappichick
14 August 2012 @ 07:31 am
Babe is over halfway through editing my fic and I just got a looksie at what my artist has been up to (it's epic!).  I can't wait until it's next Monday and I can finally post this sucker. 

Plus, I've been sailing along on my cross-stitch.  I might even get it done by the end of the month.

So, I'm feeling rather Hannibal (not Lecter) like...

 
 
Current Mood: pleased
 
 
yappichick
06 August 2012 @ 08:10 am
So, Babe has started editing my Halo fic.

Hold me.

LOL, it hasn't been that bad, really.  He's burned through the first four chapters (There are sixteen.) and I only made him pause once at the "cheesiness" of one line (In response, I ran over to my bookshelf and pulled out "Human Weakness" in Halo: Evolutions and made him read the origins of that line.  Then, I made him read the poem about these crazy kids that was after the short story.  I think he was going to hurl. Or something. Babe makes being dedicated to Gen-ness an art form--he still thinks Mulder and Scully were better as "just friends".) and he came up with something that was a lot better, so that's a win.

It's hard to believe that my posting date is in two weeks. Eek!
 
 
Current Mood: nervous
 
 
yappichick
21 July 2012 @ 10:19 am
Why in the world am I asking questions about qualifying stories for the [livejournal.com profile] avengers_xbb?

Didn't I say no more big bangs (with the exception of one, if it happens this year) until next year? Then again, this one is only 5k which should be a breeze. And if the mods say that I can, in fact, have a story based in a pre-Avengers, singularly-Avenger focused fic, we all know what I'm doing, right?

ETA: They said no, which, in a lot of ways puts me at peace. Because, really, I didn't need another fic to write.
 
 
Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
yappichick
13 July 2012 @ 11:08 pm
Did I say 46k words? Because I sort of passed that word count and I haven't even tackled either scene additions that I'm doing.

Dude.

(I blame Comic Con.)
 
 
Current Mood: tired
 
 
yappichick
11 July 2012 @ 07:58 am
Um, so I thought I would be posting my [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang story on August 1st because, I believed, that's when posting began.  No, no, no...posting doesn't start until the 20th of August.

Oops.

I am almost done with round one of edits.  And yes, I have hit the 46k mark. Plus, I have an artist which is surprising (and awesome) because, um, there aren't a lot of Halo fans on LJ or DW.

We only have two more stories left that need artists. (One for True Blood and one for Transformers G1.) So, if you're interested, please check out the comm. 

AND COMIC CON IS COMING, BABY!! :D :D
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Current Mood: energetic
 
 
yappichick
09 July 2012 @ 01:52 pm
I'm already on my copy of copy of Fac Fortia et Patere.

While I am confident that I'm not going to have seventeen different sets of revisions like I did with Under the Surface, I am a little concerned* with all the rewrites I'm wanting to do.

*Just a little...I knew when I was writing the section originally, I wasn't in love with the flow.

On a non-fandom front, I actually am working on my quilt again and have cross-stitched for the past two days. I almost forgot what I am doing. ;)
 
 
Current Music: Brand New Friend, Mr. Pitiful Band
Current Mood: working
 
 
yappichick
06 July 2012 @ 05:31 pm
The entire story is transcribed. Oh yes, I am a happy girl.

The rough draft clocks in at 44,300 words which, even at this point, makes it my longest fic ever.  I'm thinking that if I add in the scenes that I have jotted down, it should be around 46k. (Though I do retain the right to ignore my notes and work with what I have.)

I'm gonna give myself this weekend to read through the rough draft before passing it off to Babe. Then, it will be onto the Push fic and see if I really do have enough plot there for a 25k word story.
 
 
yappichick
04 July 2012 @ 10:03 pm
The story is finished.

(Minus transcribing the last 5k. I'm saving my Rapunzel icon for when I finish that.)

But, dude, I'm done!!!

*does a happy dance*
 
 
Current Mood: relieved
 
 
yappichick
04 July 2012 @ 03:33 pm
Two more scenes.

It's happening, guys!

(Let's ignore the fact that I still have to type them out when I get finished.)
 
 
Current Mood: ecstatic
 
 
yappichick
04 July 2012 @ 08:01 am
On a Bible study front, I love Skip Heitzig's teaching style, so I'm restarting The Bible from 30,000 Feet series. Again.

On an American front, happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! If you get to enjoy some delicious BBQ, know that I am jealous, LOL.  For all of you who are suffering with the nasty heat on the east coast, I hope you have A/C (or power for that matter).

On a big bang front, I still have those four scenes left.  Eek. But, I've got my Captain America cup full of Sharpie pens (the best pens ever) and some blank paper--it will soon be time to write.

On a geeky front, I couldn't get the Farscape episode "Out of Their Minds" out of my head. Dude, Claudia Black is epic in that episode. I die from laughter every time I see that episode. LOL

Now, it's time to write.
 
 
Current Mood: chipper
 
 
yappichick
03 July 2012 @ 02:40 pm
Four more scenes and I am done with this sucker.

Maybe I will have this done by the fifth.
 
 
yappichick
02 July 2012 @ 08:14 am
...  
35,000 words and counting

(As a reminder, I thought this fic was going to clock in at about 20k.)
 
 
Current Mood: awake
 
 
yappichick
01 July 2012 @ 08:32 am
So, I didn't hit my self-imposed goal of having this sucker written by the first. BUT, I do  have the next 6k written down on paper and I think I'll be able to just type out the last 3k without writing it first. *snicker*

I have to have this done by the fifth or else I'm going to have to drop the [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang story.  Honestly, I am hoping that I can do that story justice within the time frame.  I have to have the two/three snippets (500 each) done by the 15th which shouldn't be a problem. It's the 24k words that are left that are concerning.  I'm currently writing a story with a million and a half plot points...and the Push fic is pretty complicated--if only for the complexity of the world it is set in.

A quick question for you guys, at what point do you include a character's name in the list of characters at the beginning of a fic/want an author to tell you if a certain character is in the fic? If they are in the story for more than so many words? If they are important to the plot?
 
 
Current Mood: nervous
 
 
yappichick
29 June 2012 @ 09:51 am
Oh hello Angst,

I didn't see that character death coming.

Signed,
Me

I'm never gonna finish this rough draft by tomorrow. Especially if I keep getting distracted with teh internetz.
 
 
Current Mood: busy
 
 
yappichick
25 June 2012 @ 08:37 pm
...  
And I'm at 29k...I'm pretty sure that this is going to be the longest fic I've written.

Wish me luck, I'm starting the "action-y, let's weave all these random plot points together and hope for the best" stage.

At least I have banana cake. LOL
 
 
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Hey Pachuco, Royal Crown Revue
 
 
yappichick
25 June 2012 @ 08:38 am

Day 1:
YAY! I'm so glad that the Halo fandom is so extensive that it was its own wiki! I so pwn this story!

Day 25:
Why must the fandom be so extensive? Waaaaah!!

*****

This fic is going to be 20,000 words.
25,000 words
30,000 words

It's never going to be finished.

****

Again, why did I decide to come up with a plot that actually required me to think? Then, I've got this Push fic that has to be started.  I'm still hopeful that it will get done...if anything it will give me a break from the emotionally-repressed Master Chief (because Nick and Cassie are far from stoic).

Unless the [livejournal.com profile] disney_bigbang happens this year, I'm checking out of long fics for a while. Give me a one-shot any day. (Speaking of which, why do I already have one rolling around in my head for Brave? Not now, muse!)

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Current Mood: nervous
Current Music: Iodine, Icon for Hire
 
 
yappichick
23 June 2012 @ 05:57 pm
You know that point you get when you're writing when it's hard to determine if a scene is superfluous or if you're just being lazy?

Yeah. I'm there.
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Current Mood: okay
 
 
yappichick
15 June 2012 @ 03:29 pm
Did I just reference the Pauli exclusion principle in my fic?

Can I say "over my head"?

Why couldn't I have written some story about John and Cortana bantering about who is more awesome for 20k words?
 
 
Current Mood: intimidated
 
 
yappichick
15 June 2012 @ 08:06 am
Today's the snippet post over at [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang. Spoilers/spec for Halo 4 abound. References from, well, just about everything. (Halo: Evolutions, Halo: CE, Halo 3 Terminals, Halo: First Strike).

Welcome to the story that has taken over my life )

On a completely different note...No matter how many times I watch Night at the Museum, I still can't wrap my mind around Dick Van Dyke being a bad guy, especially with the dancing scene during the credits, LOL.
 
 
Current Mood: determined
 
 
yappichick
11 June 2012 @ 08:30 am
Please don't decide to reorganize all your tags or try to work on updating your badly maintained fic comm in efforts to not write the next part of your Halo fic.

Cortana and John are waiting for you to get them out of this mess you've put them in.

Now, go.  Find your Sharpie pen and go write.

Love,
The Little Voice in the Back of Your Head
 
 
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